Summer is synonymous with hot weather, relaxing vacations, and splish-splash fun. But don’t let all the sunny days fool you. Unfortunately, summer is also the time of year when the worst storms and hurricanes occur. Atlantic hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 30. This is typically when hurricanes (sometimes called tropical cyclones) develop in … Continue reading Storm, Hurricane, and Flooding Preparation for Summer
There are many reasons why you need to schedule a professional furnace tune-up before winter hits, including safety, efficiency, and financial reasons. Scheduling a professional furnace tune-up means getting a trained technician who will take a look at your complete heating system, both inside and out. You wouldn’t go years without servicing your car, so … Continue reading Why You Need a Fall Furnace Tune-Up Now
Flickering, crackling, and dimming lights are the stuff of horror movies and normally signal danger, whether supernatural or electrical. Everybody knows that spirits from the Upside Down and other dimensions communicate with us through electrical circuits. But, before you assume a poltergeist, here are some reasons why you may be experiencing strange electrical disturbances at home. … Continue reading Flickering Lights, Power Outages, and Other Electrical Hauntings
Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The surge protectors can overheat, smoke and melt, posing a fire hazard.
Now that summer is here many of us will be going to our favorite swimming spot to cool off from the hot Alabama summer. I don’t want to be an alarmist, but we all need to be aware of the danger from water and electricity. I came across this video and report recently...
Please take a minute and check out this short video I recently came across from NBC News about smoke detectors. I didn't realize that standard ionization smoke alarms were so bad at detecting certain types of fires.
Problems in home wiring, like arcing and sparking, can cause fires in the home. Arc fault circuit interrupters or AFCIs, can provide enhanced protection from fires resulting from these unsafe home wiring conditions.
Home fires are a major problem in the United States. Each year, home electrical problems alone account for an estimated 53,600 fires. These fires cause more than 500 deaths, 1,400 injuries, and $1.4 billion in property damage.
Household Extension Cords Can Cause Fires. Choose the right extension cord for the job, and use it as specified. Extension cords can overheat and cause fires when used improperly. Overheating is usually caused by overloading or connecting appliances that consume more watts than the cord can handle.
Small powerful magnets, if swallowed, can attract inside the body and block, twist or tear the intestines. If you think your child has swallowed a magnet, seek medical attention immediately. Be aware of the latest safety recalls and more.
CPSC warns that consumers can be electrocuted when they use ladders near overhead wires. Consumers may use ladders near overhead wires to clean gutters, paint structures, trim trees, and more.
What Types of Smoke Alarms to Install? Homeowners cannot predict what type of fire might start in a home. Follow these guidelines to protect your family. If you don't have smoke alarms in your home, purchase some and install them.
CPSC estimates that from 2008 to 2010, portable electric heaters were involved in approximately 1,200 fires per year. Portable electric heaters are high-wattage appliances that have the potential to ignite nearby combustible materials like curtains...